CareBears pacifiers recalled for choking hazard

CPSC says nipples can seperate from base; no injuries yet reported


DETROIT – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, says parents should stop using CareBears pacifiers products immediately because they pose a choking hazard. The recall affects about 119,000 pacifiers by IDM Group and manufactured by Yi Wu Jiangyi Plastic Co. in China.


Hazard: The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The pacifiers and the clip attachment have CareBear figures and a "TCFC" copyright mark on them. The nipple is made of silicone.

Sold at: Various discount and dollar stores, Walmart Puerto Rico, children's apparel stores and Consolidated Stores nationwide from October 2009 through June 2012 for about $1.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact IDM Group LLC for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IDM collect at (212) 686-5221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's recall web site at www.pacifierrecall.net